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Welcome to DARS
Supporting Virginians’ efforts to secure independence, inclusion and integration
DARS' mission: to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians,
Virginians with disabilities, and their families.
Do you work a job that does not include health insurance? You may be eligible for new adult health coverage, even if you applied in the past and were denied. Visit coverva.org to see if you are eligible and apply again.
At a minimum, this web site meets Section 508 and at least Level A Conformance to WCAG 1.0. On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule as the new standard for website accessibility. The rule requires adherence to the new accessibility standards twelve months from its date of publication. DARS is working towards WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance. The goals of the DARS accessibility plan are:
All new content posted on this website after January 18, 2018, will meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
All content posted prior to January 18, 2018, will be remediated to meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance as soon as possible.